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Aegypto Capta: Augustus and the Annexation of Egypt  

Friederike Herklotz

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
This article discusses the Ptolemaic legacy and Egyptian independence; the annexation of Egypt; and the first Roman prefects in Egypt. In contrast to earlier changes of ruler, the ... More

The Archaeology of the Late Postclassic Maya Highlands  

Greg Borgstede and Eugenia Robinson

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
This article reviews archaeological evidence of the Late Postclassic period in the Maya highlands. The Maya highlands contain a diverse and complex geography, a diversity that is ... More

Aztec Boundary Interactions  

Michael A. Ohnersorgen and Marcie L. Venter

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
Interactions at the Aztec imperial edges varied considerably, with some marked by a general congruence of political, economic, and symbolic domains, suggesting that border-like conditions ... More

The Aztec Empire  

Michael E. Smith and Maëlle Sergheraert

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
The Aztec Empire was created within a setting of competing city-states ( altepetl ) that covered the landscape of central Mexico starting around 1100 ad . These small polities, ruled by ... More

The Classic Maya Collapse  

David Webster

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
This article discusses the collapse of the Classic Mayan civilization of southern and eastern Mesoamerica. Archaeologists now commonly recognize that there are several dimensions to this ... More

Concepts of Collapse and Regeneration in Human History  

George L. Cowgill

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
This article focuses on the concepts of collapse and regeneration employed by Mesoamericanists. Much mischief is caused by ambiguities about what it is that is supposed to be collapsing or ... More

The Conquest of Mexico  

Michel R. Oudijk

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
This article focuses on the sources describing the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Historians all have continuously asked the same question: How was it possible for five hundred Spaniards to ... More

Current Views on Power, Economics, and Subsistence in Ancient Western Mexico  

Christopher S. Beekman

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
Far western Mexico has occupied an ambiguous position within Mesoamerican research, as the region both displays continuity with Mesoamerican culture and provides informative differences. ... More

Developmental Cycles in the Gulf Lowlands  

Annick Daneels

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
This article reviews the archaeological evidence of Classic and Postclassic Gulf Coast cultures, focusing on developments during the first and early second millennium ad . The Classic ... More

Government, Taxation, and Law  

Andrea Jördens

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
This article discusses government, taxation, and law in Roman Egypt. The most striking feature of the Egyptian provincial government remains its overall structure, in particular the ... More

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